The management of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) in Accra has initiated discussions with the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) regarding allowances that have led to unrest among the GBC staff.
According to the Commission, certain employees at GBC are receiving allowances that they are not eligible for, such as rent, housing, utility, vehicle maintenance, and transportation allowances.
Consequently, the Commission has informed the Controller and Accountant General’s Department about these inconsistencies.
Giving an update on the discussions, Earl Ankrah, the spokesperson for the Commission, expressed optimism that a solution would be reached in the near future.
“In fact, yesterday May 23, the Director of GBC came to Fair Wages and Salaries Commission, and he met with the Chief Executive of the Commission, Benjamin Arthur. They met again at the office of the Minister of Information, Oppong Nkrumah to look at the issues. There was a meeting at Fair Wages and Salaries Commission between and management of GBC, so they are looking at it from various grounds and definitely there will be a resolution,” Earl Ankrah assured.
Staff of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation have threatened to embark on a series of industrial actions if the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission does not reinstate their allowances.
Samuel Nat Kevor, the Divisional Union Chairman of GBC, on Tuesday, May 23, urged the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission to reverse its decision to withdraw allowances for the staff or face consequences.